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Growing a Farmer by Kurt Timmermeister
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Apr 02, 2011

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A charming story of a city chef who buys a small farm and experiments with producing his own food without any prior knowledge. The best part of this story is how many things he got wrong. The learning process of trial and error makes the facts of the farm intriguing and fun. Kurt doesn't shy away from vivid descriptions of mistakes he's made, difficulties he's encountered, or laws he's broken. These anecdotes are never embarrassing, though, because his approach is full of honest, scientific curiosity.

This book is a nice addition to the locavore library. The matter of fact approach to things like raw milk alone makes it well worth a read for anyone interested in their food's production.

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